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Tottenham’s Giovani Lo Celso earns praise for his shining display

• Midfielder flourished in drawn FA Cup tie at Southampton• Argentinian has adapted to rigours of Premier LeagueHarry Winks has said Giovani Lo Celso can help soothe the soreness of Christian Eriksen’s imminent departure as Tottenham prepare for a chan…

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Southampton force replay with Spurs thanks to Sofiane Boufal’s late equaliser

José Mourinho had bemoaned the way the fixtures are piling up for his Tottenham Hotspur side and, after the Southampton substitute Sofiane Boufal cancelled out a wonderfully crafted Son Heung-min opener, the Portuguese has another game to add to the li…

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José Mourinho calls Southampton coach ‘an idiot’ and attacks VAR power

• ‘I was rude, but to an idiot,’ Mourinho says of booking• Tottenham manager also criticises ballboys after 1-0 defeatJosé Mourinho called one of Southampton’s backroom staff “an idiot”, accused the St Mary’s ballboys of being coached to waste time and…

Southampton’s Danny Ings sinks Tottenham and Harry Kane limps off

Just when a disappointing afternoon for Tottenham ostensibly could not get any worse, Harry Kane limped off down the tunnel 15 minutes from time clutching his left hamstring, with Spurs slipping to second defeat in four league matches. Spurs’ performan…

Richarlison lifts Everton’s spirits and punishes struggling Southampton

By the end, the scarves given out to Southampton supporters – presumably to placate for that record-breaking 9-0 shellacking here against Leicester a fortnight ago – were strewn across the pitch in anger. They should have doubled up as blindfolds, such…

Sadio Mané returns to haunt Saints and help Liverpool to nervy win

At the final whistle, Jürgen Klopp gracefully doffed his cap to the pocket of Liverpool supporters singing his name but this was not a masterclass by any stretch of the imagination. At the end of a long week of air miles and freak injuries, they muster…